What if…?

Ever play that game?  The “what if…” game?  Everyone does at one time or another.  Some of us play it more than others.

The way you play makes all the difference in the world!  For example, IF all of your “what ifs” are about

  • trying to mitigate circumstances that haven’t happened yet…and may never happen…
  • the things you want, but don’t have…and may never have…
  • the people who are causing you grief or frustration…
  • wondering why you’re gong through the stuff you’re dealing with today…
  • asking why other people always get what they want…

Well, I think you see where this is headed.  Anxiety and negativity is guaranteed when we play by these rules!  While we all wonder those things from time to time, spending lots of time on those kinds of questions just leads us blindly past the blessings we’re already surrounded with and right into a really bad place.  Who needs that?!  More than that, who wants to be around it?!

Today, why don’t we play by different rules?

What if we…

  • counted blessings instead of problems…
  • gave thanks for the strength to face our challenges today…
  • chose to think about how we could bless others as a way to lift our own mood…
  • decided to be responsible for our own happiness instead of depending on others…
  • deliberately chose to be grateful for what is and what is not…
  • chose to pray about our problems instead of worrying about them…

What if…God is right? (grin)

“Anxiety leads to depression, but a good word encourages.” Proverbs 12:25 (CEB)

What if…?

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